Stop telling your kids they can be anything they want. Â Really, stop doing it. Â There are two reasons you should stop. Â They can’t, and they shouldn’t.
Your kid can’t be anything they want. Â I am 5’10”. Â The average male has an 18” vertical jump, and I am not sure that I am average. Â I am also not sure what my free point shooting average is, but I know that I have a hard time making jump shots. Â I cannot be a professional basketball player. Â Sure I could work really hard, and get better. Â I might even be able to get better than my friends, but even if I gave it everything I had the odds are I would never be a professional basketball player. Â The bottom line is that we all have different gifts and talents, and there are some things we do not have the ability to do. Â Your child can’t be anything they want.
But even if your child could do anything they wanted, they still shouldn’t. Â God has created us all with a plan for our lives. One of the best things a parent can do is help their child discover what God created them to do, and help their child nurture that calling in their life. Â Why let your kid settle for second best? Â Help them discover the singular reason they were created. Â Help them discover what God created them to do.
You kids can’t be anything they want, and even if they could be anything, they shouldn’t.